Hello World

My name is Nayem Alam, I am a 24 y/o tech enthusiast with a passion for slam poetry and engineering. I hold a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Software Engineering from McGill University. My hobbies include writing, playing ball, coding, travelling, meeting new people and of course, drinking coffee.

On my free time, I like to play basketball, workout and spend time with family. I’m always excited to work on projects as I’ve been continuously working on Speak Up, which is a unique slam poetry competition to give our youth an outlet to express themselves. I also run a side hustle, Emreld, which is a web design agency to help jumpstart their business(es) at an affordable rate. I enjoy clean, elegant styling, and I have lots of experience in the production of modern websites. I love designing aesthetically pleasing sites as per my clients’ needs. Finally, I was once a content creator back in grades 7 to 9 making YouTube videos!During my undergrad, I’ve devoted my extra-curricular time to being the head of marketing of McGill’s Junior Council, the project manager, director of corporate relations and web designer for the National Organization of Business & Engineering and the web master for McGill Chem-E Car. Finally, I've also worked closely with the McGill EngInE team to curate the McGill Design Consultancy; whose goal is to provide a centralized place for all design-related questions, websites and logos for McGill based startups and clubs.

Feel free to check out my projects, and connect with me on my other platforms. If you’d like to get to know me, the best way is by hitting me up! 🙂

Work Experience

  • September - December 2020

    ReInvestWealth

    Montréal, QC

    Software Developer

    • Implemented Firestore pagination
    • Implement on page edits onSnapshotListener without reload
    • Set up bootstrapped ReactJS project structure (including redux, thunk & auth)
    • UI updates: form validations, code cleanup, custom buttons
  • June - September 2020

    fundmore.ai

    Ottawa, ON

    Fullstack Developer

    • Developed UI on Storybook using Angular 9 and then transitioned to Angular 10
    • Developed input forms (validation), expansion panels (Angular Materiall, ElementRefs from Figma designs
    • Created two important features for an MVP release
    • Learned how to use the NGXS store to store and retrieve data
  • May - August 2019

    MoneyLion

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    AI Engineer (Intern)

    • Developed RESTful endpoints using SpringBoot
    • Used vault (HamachiCorp) to securely store selected db credentials
    • Created docker images and ran them in multiple containers
    • Developed a dual layered encryption method using Cipher and base64
    • Learned how to use lombok and elementary lambda expressions
    • Implemented multiple string similarity algorithms using fuzzy matching (edit distance, dice coefficient, jaccard index)
    • Additionally, implemented an algorithm which takes the positioning of words into account and assigns a score based on position
  • May - August, August - October 2018

    Pharmascience

    Montréal, QC

    Sharepoint Analyst | Web Developer Intern

      Web Developer Intern (Aug. - Oct.)
    • Built new websites for clients in different departments (including PENDOPHARM) – pendopharm-gi.com
    • Consolidated all hosting providers and registrars, creating a high-level estimate savings of $37K/year
    • Built an operational and contextual document regarding how to manage domains, hosting providers... including troubleshooting methods and simplified how-to guides

      Programmer Analyst (May - Aug.)
    • SharePoint super user and acting consultant for Communications, Legal, Finance and HR departments and the Pendopharm division
    • Produced a site road map and flowchart of both companies (Pharmascience and Pendopharm) using draw.io
    • Created an excel database with all the websites currently under both companies including their provider, registrar, IP, NS Records using Pivot tables and VBA to streamline process
    • Successfully adopted a new and better hosting provider for the company to put in action the consolidation of all websites under one hosting provider and one registrar
  • Other places I've worked at

    Montréal, QC

    • Specialized Math Tutor (Oct. 2015 - Jan 2018) @ Tyndale St-Georges
    • Brand Ambassador / Sales Associate (May - Aug. 2017) @ Banana Republic
    • Cashier (May - Sep. 2017) @ McDonalds Gare Centrale
    • Academic Tutor (Sep. 2016 - Jan 2017) @ Liberty Tutoring
    • Math Tutor (Dec. 2015 - July 2016) @ English Montreal School Board

Education

  • 2016 - 2020

    McGill University

    Montréal, QC

    B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering

    + 2018: Minor in Software Engineering
  • 2014 - 2016

    Vanier College

    Montréal, QC

    DEC Pure & Applied Sciences

    + 2015: Computer Sciences & Mathematics
  • 2009 - 2014

    Marymount Academy High

    Montréal, QC

    Math & Science

    EST option

Awards

  World Economic Forum: Global Shaper2017 - Present
  Cansbridge Fellow2019
  Speaker at TEDx McGillNov. 2018
  Speaker at WEDayFeb. 2018
  Speaker at TEDx MarianopolisApr. 2016
  Top 20 Under 20 in Canada recipient2015
  Governor General's Award recipient for Academic Excellence & Leadership2014
  Pure & Applied and CS Math Honor Roll2014 - 2016

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.

- Henry Ford
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